The Virunga volcano mountains in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are home to mountain gorillas. Mountain gorillas live in groups of usually one silverback leader, and a number of females, and babys. Silverback gorillas can reach a height of more than two meters and a weight of more than 200 kilograms. Mountain gorilla are an endangered species due to habitat loss, poaching, disease, and war.

The Mountain Gorillas of the Virungas

With a loud crack the silverback suddenly stormed forward, clearing a path trough the dense green jungle. A tree trunk…
FC Grenchen won 4:2 against FC Bellach in a lower league football game on August 20, 2016.

Not Dazed, but Confused

Last week-end’s football game was slightly confused during the first minutes, so I started playing with long exposures. I’ve already…
Under Way magazine: four printed volumes: Rwanda, Hebrides, Journey, and Congo.

Under Way Magazine: Congo

Et voilà, my self-produced Under Way magazine shows photos from the Congo, printed on heavy 118 gsm matte paper with…
Grenchen's Cedric Rihs lobs the ball over Bellach's goalkeeper for his third final goal. FC Grenchen won 4:2 against FC Bellach in a lower league football game on August 20, 2016.

Lower League Football

The local football team was relegated once again last season and now plays in the regional lower league. The good…
Behind the jungle, Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has its head in the clouds. The Virunga volcanoes are part of the Albertine Rift Mountains, the western branch of the East African Rift.

Progress as Legitimation for Colonial Trade

Joseph Conrad’s short story «An Outpost of Progress», published in 1897 at the peak of European colonial interest in Africa,…
Two men push a heavily loaded Chukudu uphill on the road from Goma to the North in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Chukudu transport bicycles are built from wood and spare parts of old disused cars. They are used for the transportation of loads of several hundred kilograms.

Chukudu

What looks like Picasso’s rendering of a bull is actually a Chukudu. These cargo bicycles are ingeniously built from wood…
Glowing steam rises from the Nyiragongo volcano crater in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo at night. The Virunga volcanoes are part of the Albertine Rift Mountains, the western branch of the East African Rift.

Nyiragongo Video

Nyiragongo is an active volcano of the Virunga mountains in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The crater holds Earth’s largest lava lake. The Virunga volcanoes are part of the East African Rift which is the largest seismically active rift system on Earth today.
Bicycles often mix spare parts of different brands. This chainring incorporates the manufacturer's brand name Phoenix, a large Chinese company exporting bicycles since the 1960s.

Cargo bikes in Rwanda

Cargo bicycles are widely used for the transportation of goods and passengers in Rwanda – the land of thousand hills. For a cyclist, these hills make riding strenuous as there is hardly ever a flat stretch of road. Many riders of Team Rwanda, the cycling team based in Ruhengeri, have started as taxi or cargo bikers.
Glowing steam rises from Nyiragongo volcano (3'470 m) in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo at night. The Virunga volcanoes are part of the Albertine Rift Mountains, the western branch of the East African Rift. In the Virunga region, two parts of the African Plate, the Somali Plate and the Nubian Plate, are breaking apart at a rate of 6 to 7 mm annually. Eruptions of Nyiragongo occurred in 1832, 1904, 1977 and 2002.

Nyiragongo Volcano at Night

Nyiragongo volcano overviews the jungle in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There’s glowing steam rising from the crater illuminating the passing clouds at the night sky.